A Thin Line (a campaign of MTV Networks)
Information for youth and adults about various forms of digital abuse, plus links to resources.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Facts for Families on bullying, children’s threats and more.
American Federation of Teachers
Information, resources and training for educators, students, parents and others. “See a Bully, Stop a Bully: Make a Difference” campaign.
602-274-0991 (Arizona regional office) • adl.org
“World of Difference” anti-bias education program, workshops on interrupting name calling/ bullying and cyberbullying, “No Place for Hate” initiative to challenge bigotry in schools, “Many Faces of Hate” film series, teacher training and peer education programs, Holocaust education.
Casa Center for Positive Social Change
602-254-6400 • casacares.org
“The Power of YOU” is a school-based bullying prevention prevention program that targets the roots of bullying, abuse and violence by boosting core emotional intelligence competencies in children, youth and the important adults in their lives. Rather than focusing on a particular problem (like “bullying” “dating violence” or “sexual abuse”) the program focuses on building positive behaviors and reducing negative behaviors.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Assessment tools for measuring bullying victimization, perpetration and bystander experiences can be found here.
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network)
Phoenix chapter: 602-705-9780, Tucson chapter: 520-743-4800
Age-appropriate programs to improve school climate for all students, annual No-Name Calling Week, Safe Space Kit and Building a Bully-Free Building.
It’s Good 2B Good
480-621-7329 • itsgood2bgood.com
Founded by Sandra Zerner, M.Ed. in 2002, dedicated to helping kids recognize the power of doing good. Presentations, interactive tools and the book It’s Good 2B Good are designed to help kids, teachers and parents bring out inner qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness.
Martin Springer Institute
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 5624, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5624
928-523-2464 • nau.edu/msi
The mission of the Institute is to “apply the lessons of the Holocaust to promote moral courage, altruism, and tolerance.” Sponsors an annual bullying prevention conference and provides a library of supportive materials, including links to national bullying prevention resources.
Website provides news and information on prevention/screening, coping, law/policy and more.
Motivational Small Talk
480-926-0608 • bullying.motivationalsmalltalk.org
Provides speaker on diversity and bullying prevention.
National Education Association
Arizona Education Association: 602-264-1774
News, research, prevention strategies. “Bully Free: It Starts with Me” campaign.
National School Climate Center
“BullyBust” campaign. Raises awareness about school bullying and prevention (partners include the Broadway show “Wicked”).
602-652-0163 • notmykid.org
Information on bullying, internet safety and other youth-related issues. (At the national level, notMYkid specializes in substance abuse prevention).
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Online courses and assessment tools.
The Ophelia Project
Information on reducing relational aggression in schools, workplaces and communities.
Kids Against Bullying: pacerkidsagainstbullying.org
Teens Against Bullying: pacerteensagainstbullying.org
Videos by kids and celebrities, webisodes, games, contests, online petition and more. Also classroom toolkits, student action plan and pledge, create a video toolkit, and art/music/dance activities.
Severson Sisters Foundation
602-538-7562 • seversonsisters.org
Bullying solutions and self-compassion outreach programs.
Information on warning signs, risk factors, effects, coping, cyberbullying, bullying of specific groups and more.
Stop Bullying AZ
An anti-bullying initiative of Phoenix’s First Lady Nicole Stanton. Mission is to end bullying by focusing on bystanders and providing them the tools and education they need to empower them to step in or to bring awareness to specific incidents of bullying.
Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
“Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” (film & companion materials); magazine and educator materials that promote diversity, equal opportunity and respect.
602-248-TEEN (8336) • teenlifeline.org
Peer counseling suicide hotline, bullying prevention curriculum.
The Bullying Ends Now
Student speakers on bullying prevention.
Workshops for Youth & Families
480-567-0298 • workshopsaz.org
Resiliency and leadership skills workshops for youth.
SEPTEMBER: Bullying Prevention Conference for teachers, counselors and school administrators, presented by the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Features nationally recognized expert Barbara Coloroso. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. $25 registration. 928-523-2464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER: Arizona Anti-Bullying Summit for superintendents, principals and school counselors. Presented by First Lady of Phoenix Nicole Stanton’s Stop Bullying Arizona organization at Arizona State University in Tempe. Features nationally recognized expert Dan Olweus. 8:30am to 5pm Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Free. stopbullyingaz.org/rsvp.
Bullycide in America: Moms Speak Out About the Bullying/Suicide Connection compiled by Brenda High (bullycide.org).
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones (dearbully.com, also features a blog).
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (itgetsbetter.org, also features a blog).
The Bully, The Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School—How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle by Barbara Coloroso (kidsareworthit.com).
The Cartoon Network’s “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” campaign has an educators-guide that lists non-fiction titles on bullying-related themes.
Stage and screen
“Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History” (film and companion materials). Documents the court case of a teen bullied at school because of his sexual orientation. Available from Teaching Tolerance (A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center). tolerance.org/bullied.
“Bullied to Silence.” A 2012 documentary that examines bullies, bystanders and youth who are bullied. The film profiles youth and adults, including several in Arizona, who are working to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. Produced by Purple People Inc./Dog Eats Hat Productions. bulliedtosilence.com.
“Bully.” A 2012 documentary that follows five families affected by bullying (including two who lost children to suicide). Produced by The Weinstein Company/Where We Live Films. thebullyproject.com.
“The Bully Plays” collection tincludes works by Dwayne Hartford and Jose Cruz Gonzales, playwrights-in-residence with Childsplay of Tempe. dramaticpublishing.com.
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